Gerardo Mosquera


Gerardo Mosquera is an independent art critic, curator, art historian and writer, advisor at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, and member of the advisory board of several art journals. He is the artistic director of PhotoEspaña 2011. He was one of the founders of the Havana Biennial, the first art biennals of the Third World and Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.  He is author of numerous texts on contemporary art and art theory, he is also a permanent contributor to several art journals including Art Nexus (Bogota), Third Text (London) and Exit Express (Madrid). He has lectured extensively in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and North America. He received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1990.

Selected exhibitions: The Sky Within my House. Contemporary Art in 16 Patios of Cordoba 2009; 7 + 1 Project Rooms, Vigo, 2008; Border Jam, several museums and the public realm, Montevideo, 2007; Transpacific. An Encounter in Santiago, Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda, Santiago, Chile, 2007; Liverpool Biennial International 2006 (co-curator); Cordially Invited, BAK & Central Museum, Utrecht, 2004 (co-curator); Panorama da Arte Brasileira Contemporanea, MOMA Sao Paulo, Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, MOMA Recife, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Vigo, Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogota, 2003-2008; MultipleCity. ArtePanama 2003, Panama City (co-curator); It's Not What You See. Perverting Minimalism, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2000; Cinco continentes y una ciudad, Museo de la Ciudad de México, 1998 and 2000; Absent Territories, Casa de América, Madrid, 2000; Cildo Meireles, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 1999; MOMA Sao Paulo, MOMA Rio de Janeiro, 2000 (co-curator); Important and Exportant, 2nd. Johannesburg Biennial, 1997; Wifredo Lam, XXIII Sao Paulo Biennial, 1996; Ante América, Bogota, Caracas, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Lawrence, San Jose, 1992-1994 (co-curator); I, II y III Havana Biennials 1984/1986/1989 (co-curator); Manuel Mendive, Havana, 1981; Obras Inéditas de Servando Cabrera Moreno, Havana, 1979.

Selected books: Caminar con el diablo. Textos sobre arte, internacionalización y culturas, Madrid: Exit, 2010; Contemporary Art in Latin America, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2010 (adviser and contributor); Copying Eden. Recent Art in Chile (editor), Santiago: Puro Chile, 2006; Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985, Malden: Blackwell, 2005 (contributor); ciudadMULTIPLEcity. Arte>Panamá 2003. Urban Art and Global Cities: an Experiment in Context, KIT Publishers, Amsterdam, 2005 (co-editor); Over Here. International Perspectives on Art and Culture, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004 (co-editor); Complex Entanglements. Art, Globalisation and Cultural Difference, London: Rivers Oram Press, 2003 (contributor); Adiós identidad. Arte y cultura desde América Latina (editor & contributor), Badajoz: MEIAC, 2001; fresh cream (contributor), London: Phaidon, 2000; Cildo Meireles (contributor), London: Phaidon, 1999; Servando Cabrera Moreno, Havana: Letras Cubanas,1999; The Dictionary of Art (contributor) London: Macmillan, 1996; Wim Delvoye (contributor), London: Delfina, 1996; Santería Aesthetics in Contemporary Latin American Art (contributor), Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1996; Latin American Art in the 20th Century (contributor), London: Phaidon,1996; Beyond the Fantastic. Contemporary Art Criticism from Latin America (editor & contributor), Cambridge: MIT Press,1995; Contracandela, Caracas: Monte Avila, 1995; El Diseño se Definió en Octubre, Havana & Bogota: Letras Cubanas, 1989, and Banco de la República, 1992.